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Twenty Acts of Parliament for inclosure of commons.
Manor of Tynemouth, draft surrender,
Tythes acts award papers.
Tithe apportionments, Barrasford, &c. &c.
Warkworth common division.
Lanchester fell division.
Elrington town fields division.
Holy Island division.
Durham common division.
Lees fell or Moralee division.
Lune and Holwick division. 5 vols.
Alstone commons division.
Framwellgate common division.
Grindon common division.
Acomb common division. 2 vols.
Knayton moor division.
Beamish south moor division.
Simonburn common division. 3 vols.
Killingworth common division.
Ryton and Winlaton division. 8 vols.
Weardale common division. 2 vols.
Allerton fell division.
Wall fell and town fields division.
Heighington division.
Lees fell division.
Langley south common division.
Tanfield moor division. 2 vols.
Byers green division.
Ridley and Hotbank commons division.
Gilligate moor division.
Blackburn common division.
Newlands and Whittonstall common division.
Eachwick common division.

Escomb and Etherley, Escomb Batts, and West Mill Batts divisions.

Northumberland turnpike Acts.
Scotswold bridge and road.

North Shields, Tynemouth, and Newcastle turnpike Acts.

West Cowgate or Ponteland turnpike Acts.
Acts of Parliament. 3 vols.
River Wear and Sunderland.
Sunderland bridge.
County courts and Morpeth gaol.
Canal, Newcastle to Haydon bridge.
Haydon bridge charity school.
Register office, Northumberland.
Water, North and South Shields.
Road, Durham to Tyne bridge. 2 yols.
John Shaftoe's charity,
Durham city.
Hexham bridge. 4to.
Acts of Parliament, railways.
Railways, Gateshead and Blaydon, &c.
Mail road, Morpeth to Edinburgh.
Railroad, Newcastle and Carlisle. 3 vols.
Acts of Parliament. 5 vols.
Parliamentary papers.
North Shields.
Newcastle Acts.

town improvement Act, &c.
All Saints' church. 3 vols.
dues, tolls, &c.
keelmen's fund.
watching and lighting.
lighting. 8vo.

theatre. 4to.
Tyne bridge.
Coal staith, White Hill point.
Wallsend church. 4to."
Northumberland county rate. 4to.
Whickham common division.

, fell division. 5 vols.
Alnwick moor division. 2 vols.
Property in Tynemouthshire.
Rothbury, North forest division.

, common division. Haltwhistle common division. 4 vols. . Hexham common division. Hexhamshire and Allendale commons division, 3 vols. Tracts relating to the town of Alnwick. 8vo. Heddon on the Wall. Hexham. Rothbury. 3 vols. Ovingham. 3 vols. , Newburn. Haltwhistle. 2 vols. Northumberland churches. 2 vols.

. Greenwich hospital estates, 1805.
History of Tynemouth. 4to.
Aldborough, Melsonby, &c.
Alnwick. 5 vols.
Bamburgh. 2 vols.
Sir Ralph Milbanke's estates.
Northumberland and Durbam family history. 11 vols.
Strathmore and Bowes family.
Trial of Bowes.
Bell's genealogical collections. 5 vols.
Monuments and inscriptions : Lumley and others
(Chester-le-Street church?). 4to.

Dockwray family. 4to.
Delaval pedigree. 4to.
.Retcliffe, Earls of Derwentwater. 4to.
Hodgsons of Elswick. 4to.
Brandling. 4to.
Shaftos and Ordes.
Philipson family 4to.
Genealogical collections, Northumberland.

3 vols., 4to.
Genealogical collections, Durham. 3 vols., 4to.
Forsters and Kers of Bolton.

,, of Buston, &c.
Teasdales, Allgoods, and Bainbridges.
Fryers, Gillums, &c.
Anderson and Simpson.
Hulman, Straker, Heslop, and others.
Maude, Thompson, and others.
Blacketts of Matfen, &c.

of Wylam.
Fenwicks of Earsdon.
Act of Parliament, John Fenwick, &c.
Gibsons, Leadbitters, and others.
Scott, Burdon, and others.
Burdons of Castle Eden.
Stevensons, Whartons, and Halls.
Aynsley and Tweddell.
Hodshon of Hepburn.


Lowes and Davidson.
Trial, Annesley, and Earl of Anglesey.
History of the parishes in Northumberland. 5 vols.
Craster family.
Peerages connected with Northumberland and

Durham. 3 vols.
Bowes family. 4to.
Vane, Lord Londonderry.
Lambton, Earl of Durham.
Delavel, Astley, and Hastings.
Parish of Earlsdon.
Northumberland estates, general history.
Northumberland estates, arranged alphabetically.
8 vols.

Registrum Brevium.

Vellum. 8vo. 14th century. Ff. 1-60. A register of forms of writs, in Norman French. The first page is a good deal defaced, so that the title is illegible.

Ff. 61-62. Two pages of legal notes, in Norman French.

F. 62. Glanville de Legibus. 8vo., double columns. 13th century.

Rubric. "Incipit Tractatus de legibus et consuetu“ dinibus regni Anglie tempore Henrici Regis Secundi compositus justitie gubernacula tenente illustri viro “ R. de Glanvilla, juris regni et antiquarum consue" tudinum eo tempore peritissimo. Et illas leges con“ tinet et consuetudines secundum quas placitatur in



col. 1.

66 inde.

" Curia Regis ad scaccarium et coram justiciariis bosses. On the inside of the binding we have this note

u n 9 “ ubicunque fuerint. Incipit prologus.”

of the owner's name, “Katherina Methwold, Monaca." Incip. Prolog. “ Regiam potestatem non solum.”

Folio. Vellum. 14th century. The Sherburn MisExpl. Prol. in hunc modum duxi distinguendum.” sal. The writer, John Whas. The limner, John Syfer After the table of chapters. Book I. begins on f. 67, Wass. Purchased by George Galwey Mills in 1797,

and bought at his sale in 1800 by Hugh, Duke of Incip. “Placitorum aliud est criminale."

Northumberland, for 215l.
Expl., f. 99. “ curiam tractare non decuit."

Folio. The itinerary of King Edward I. (1272–1307);
F. 100. Rubric. “ Incipit Tractatus de Legibus et compiled by Charles Henry Hartshorne. 19th cen-
“ consuetudinibus Angliæ editis tempore regni Regis tury.
" Willelmi.”

Summonitiones Parliamenti. Paper. Small folic. Incip. “ Post quartum annum."

16th century. Copies of Summons to Parliament, taken Expł., f. 103. “ per infinita secula seculorum. Amen, from the Patent Rolls, from 49 Henry III. to 20 Amen. Amen."

Edward II. These are all printed by Dugdale in his · Colophon. “ Finito libro reddatur gratia Christo.” “ Summonses to Parliament."

F. 1036. Ecclesiastical taxation of churches in the Oblong. Paper. 17th century.-Copies of Summons Deanery of “Brok.” (Co. Southampton.) A.D. 1276. to Parliament. Edmund, Earl of Cornwall. 28 Ed.

Ff. 104–105. Two stray leaves from a Book of ward I.–Archbishop of Canterbury. 8 Edward I.-
Homilies of the 14th century.

Thomas, Earl of Norfolk. 1 Edward III.--Archbishop
F. 106. A memorandum of the goods of one Master of Canterbury. 25 Henry VI. - Lord Latimer. 5 Philip
W. de Colington, Rector of some place not named. and Mary.
13th century.

Concordantia Latina. Vellum. Folio. 15th century.
Ff. 106-108. Odd verses and recipes.

This is a fragment of a copy of an ancient concord“ Experimentum ad cognoscendum lepram.”

ance, imperfect at both ends. It commences with the "Si mihi pulcra domus si splendida mensa; quid word “Hospitari,” and ends with “ Ornandum.”

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Vellum. Folio. 15th “ Si mihi pulcra voce si proles magna ; quid inde.

century. “ Si fuero pulcher fortis divesq; quid inde.

Incip. imperf. at line 157 of the Prologue “Si doceam socios de qualibet arte; quid inde.

"Ful was hir cloke, as I was warre, “ Si suplex hominum mihi serviat ordo; quid inde.

“ Of smale corall abouzt hir arme she bare.”

After folio 41, a leaf is lost.
“ Jam cito pretereunt hec omnia ; quod nichil inde."
Notes of Cases, or Year Book. 1-3 Edward I.,

After folio 54, six leaves are missing.
10 Edward I., and 3 Edward III. Vellum. 8vo. 14th

After folio 70, several leaves are missing.
century. Ff. 92.

After folio 115, a leaf is lost.
Ff. 1-40 contains the entries for 1 to 3 Edward I.

After folio 284, four leaves are missing.
Ff. 41-50 bears the heading_" De termino S. Mi-

After folio 286, many leaves are lost.
“ chaelis anno regni Regis E. decimo. Bereford.”

Expl. imperf. as he hath humilitie in his hert rizt

" so..... F. 51 appears to be a leaf misplaced.

This MS. belonged to Mrs. Thynne, grandmother Ff. 5277 contain a full report of the proceedings of the Justices in Eyre, William de Herle and his fellows,

proceedings of of the first Duchess of Northumberland, and from it

Urry printed the history of Beryn, which is not to be at Nottingham, 3 Edward III. It shows all the order found in other MSS. of proceeding day by day. The “ Articuli de Itinere”. are set out at full, with the manner of administering

Petri Blesensis Epistolæ. Vellum and paper. 4to.

15th century. them to the jury. "They are the same as those printed This volume contains 174 of these letters. For an in the Hundred Rolls.

ample description of this work, see Hardy's Materials Ff. 78-92. A manual of forms of writs. It com

for the History of Great Britain, ii. 553. mences abruptly.

Precedents of Writs, &c. Paper. Folio. 15th cen. On f. 50 we find the following note in a hand of the tury. Ff. 296. Copies of writs, commissions, letters 16th century :

patents, &c. relating to various subjects, but especially “ Cest liver partient all Thomas Gubbe."

to negociations for treaties of peace with France and Creatio Mundi et Liber de Naturis Bestiarum. Vel Scotland in the reigns of Edward IV., Richard III., and lum. Small 4to. 13th century. Ff. 73.

Henry VII. At f. 220 is a treatise of the powers of the Incip. “Mundus dicitur quasi undique motus.”

Chancellor of England. Ff. 224. A table of the fines Expl., f. 7. “ varietas enim vocis earum docuit payable for writs, pardons, grants, and other letters “ homines quid nominarentur.”

patents. It was probably the common-place book of Next follows. “Sermo qualiter peccata Deo placere some officer of the Court of Chancery. " valeat."

Copy of a Notarial Instrument, dated 30th March Incip. Quotienscumque peccator vult”

1497, exemplifying a Bull of Pope Sextus IV. of the Expł. “ bonorum factorum desit in nobis."

same date, confirming liberties and privileges to the Ff. 8. Rubric. “Incipit Liber de naturis bestiarum Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis de Pænitentia “ et earum significationibus."

in Italy. 4to. Vellum. 15th century. Incip. “Bestiarum vocabulorum proprie convenit Folio. Paper. 17th century. “Hereafter ensueth “ leonibus, pardis, et tigribus."

certaine devises thought right and necessary for the Expl. Buxum vero de ligno composito. Finitur.” " receiving of the Rt. excellent Princess (daughter to the

The treatise on the Creation contains eight well exe. “ Rt. high and mighty Prince and Princess Ferdinand, cuted pictures. The other treatise has 104 remarkable “ King and Eliz. Queene of Spayne) into England for representations of beasts, birds, fishes, and reptiles, to

solemnization and matrimony betwixt the high and which are appended full descriptions of each subject,

“ mightie Arthur Prince of Wales, &c.” (1501.) often with a religious moral deduced therefrom. The

The Bibill of Geomancye. Paper. Folio. 15th cen. description of trees and plants at the end has no illus.

tury. trations. The MS. is in a good state of preservation.

A voluminous treatise on Astrology, in English, fully From the handwriting it would appear to be of the

describing the whole art, and setting forth tables of earlier portion of the 13th century. On the fly-leaf oc

3,200 judgments of the stars under certain conditions. curs twice “Grace Fitzjames, feres God and loves his

The second part of this “Bibill ” contains a treatise 66 word.”

entitled “ The Art of Geomancy.” The rubric title is Biblia Latina S. Jeronimi. Vellum. Small folio.

lost, but it appears from the following colophon. “Here 13th century.

endeth the aggregatorey other the compilatory of A handsome and beautifully written volume, with

“ Geomancye had oute of Astronomye as ferre as poslarge margins. The initial letters are handsomely illuz

“sible is.” It is divided into 12 parts. The entire minated. There are in the margins a few figures and

treatise is very remarkable. The volume has passed drawings of birds, &c. very well executed. It contains

through several hands, and bears many marginal notes the Old and New Testaments and the “Interpretatio

and additions of later date. It is well written and “ nominum Hebræorum.”

nicely rubricated and illuminated; although a little Wickliff's Translation of the New Testament. Vel.

damaged by damp, its condition is fair.

At the end of the treatise on geomancie are four lum. Small 4to. 14th century.

leaves closely written in a hand of the 18th century, The text is preceded by a table for finding “the

finding "the with a moveable calendar for making astronomical cal" pistles and gospels that ben rad in the churche after culations of the same date as the bulk of the book; this " the use of Salisburie.” This copy is an early one, is followed by a treatise on the rules of the astrolabe, it is in the original pig-skin binding, with straps and in a hand of the 15th century.

OF On a fly.leaf, in a hand of the 17th century, is the fol. F. 3. The names of such noblemen as were created DUKB OY

NORTH UN INTY- lowing note :-

Erles and Barons in the tyme of King Henry the VIth.

BERLAX D. LAND. "In the reign of Q. Elizabeth after the execution F. 4. A similar list for the reigns of Edward IV.,

" of the Earle of Essex for high treason, his library Henry VII., and Henry VIII.
" with his other effects being confiscated and sold, this F.7. Notes of the order of heralds at some cere.
" book was a part of his library and was purchased mony not mentioned.
" from thence."

F. 8. 22nd Aug. 1535. Note of the partition of 100 Nova compendiariaque logicis forma tam mathema. crownes given to the Heralds' office by the King of ticam quam formalitates amplectens. Vellum. 4 to. Scotland for his installation at Wyndsore. This has a 15th century.

note at the foot by J. Anstis, Garter. Incip. Proemium. “Eris enim quod logicis et meta- F. 12. Notes of creations by Richard II. " phisicus.'

F. 13. Rewards given to the officers of armes in Expl. Proemium. “aperuimus disserendum est.” generall in the cowrte upon Newars day, and boxes. Incip. Liber. De universale. Universale utique.” F. 16..Petition of the heralds to the Duke of Norfolk

Expl. Liber. “scientia ejus effectus utque finis. Deo concerning the succession to the office of Carlisle gratias."

herald. 26 Henry VIII. This MS. has been slightly injured by damp.

F. 17. “ The othes of Heralds." This differs from Inquisitio post mortem Johannis Comitis Oxoniæ that printed in Weever's Funeral Monuments, p. 666. magni, 21st Oct., 28 Henry VIII. Paper. Folio. A F. 18. “ The conveyance of estates unto the King's copy of an original inquisition, in the possession of the “Royall Mates present at the ty me of their creations, Duke of Northumberland, made in 1788.

“ accordinge to theire degrees.” Folio. Paper. Transcript of a volume in the Public F. 23. "The creacion of thyse noble Jordys at Record Office, lettered - Northumberland Household " Brydwell, the xvijth day of June the xvijth yere of " Book. 17 Hen. VIII. A. 6.” [“ This household book “the reygne of our Sov'aygne Lord Kyng Henry the " is certainly not that of any Earl of Northumberland, “ viijih." A full description of the proceedings and “ but is supposed to be one of Henry Courtenay, Mar apparel of the Lords. " quis of Exeter."] MS. note. pp. 243. 19th century. 'F. 24. “ The order drawen and made by Gartier

The Sowdear of Christe, by Erasmus. Paper. 4to. “ kyng of Armes of all Ynglond for the welth and 16th century. ff. 145.

“ quyetnes of the office of armes.Title. A compendeus treatis of the sowdear of Crist Ff. 27–41. Drafts of the order of proceedings for the “called Encheridion, which Erasmus Roteradane wrote coronation of King Edward VI. “ unto a certen courtear a ffrende of his."

Ff. 416-42. Baneretts and knyghtes made by my Incip. “ Thow hast desired of me.”

Lorde of Gloucester in a feld called Hutton besydes Expl. "whome also fare thow well, both brother and Berwyck, the xijth of August the xxth yere of the reygne “ frende, alwaies truly singularly beloved to thy mynde, of Kynge Edward the iiijth; also a like list of those " but now muche more then before, both dere and ple- made by my Lorde of Northumberland, and a list of " sant. At the towne of Seint Audomers the yere after towns burnt by the Earl of Gloucester in Scotland. * Criste's birth m'vc. and j., and translated oute of F. 43. The names of suche Scottes men as were taken "Latten into Englisshe in the yere of oure Lorde God prysoners at Horcleffe the xyth day of September. “ m'vc. xxiij. Amen quod.”

F. 44. The newes that came oute of Scotland, Annotationes upon the Ecclesiastes. Vellum. Small ? 1548. 4to. 16th century.

F. 45. A.D. 1551. A bill for paynting of banners, This volume formerly belonged to Queen Anne Boleyn. &c. for the burial of the Duke of Suffolk's brother, by It has the following note on the fly-leaf made by Dr. John Child, painter. Chauncey, who formerly possessed it :-". This curious F. 46. “ Stuff to be made by Anthony Tawte” (An. “ MS., formerly belonging to Anna Bolen, Queen of tonio Toto del Nuntiato, Serjeant painter, an Italian " King Hen. VIII., was purchased out of the library naturalised in 1543 (Rymer). See Walpole, edit. Dalla" of Dr. Jos. Clarke, Rector of Long Ditton, in Surrey, way, i. 107], for the interment of Jane Seymour, 12th " which was sold by auction by Sam. Baker, in York Nov. 1537. " Street, Covent Garden, March 6, 1759.” The initial F. 49. “ The paynter's bill for the right excellent letter on f. 1 has the royal arms with the letters “H.” “ and noble Princes Quene Jane." and “A.” on either side, and these letters occur in F. 50. The effecte of the articles of treatie lately several of the initial letters throughout the volume. concludyd for marriage betwene the Quenes hyghnes The initials are very varied in design and beautifully and the Princes Grace of Spayne at Westminster, Jan. executed. The achievement of Anne Boleyn occurs at 1553. the commencement of the eighth chapter [f. 88), and F. 53. A list of Knights of the Bath and Knights two other letters bear her motto “The Moste Happy." made of the Carpet. At the end of the volume is a full description of her F. 536. Draft letter of Anstis respecting the robes achievement as it occurs on the screen of King's Col. of the Duke of Cumberland. lege Chapel, Cambridge, with some other notes upon F. 54. The apparrell for the Bathe for the noble the MS., apparently by Dr. Clarke, who suggests that Prince Edward (VI.). this volume is possibly the book of prayers given by F. 55. The charges belonginge to them that be mado the Queen to her maid of honour, Mrs. Wyatt, imme. Knightes of the Bathe, &c., temp. Edward VI. diately before her execution. The binding is in velvet Ff. 57-64. Knights of the Bath to be made at the (of wbich the colour has faded), with bosses and clasps coronation of the Quenes Grace and of the Carpet. of silver-gilt, an ornament in the centre of the covers [? Mary.] on either side, bears the royal arms in enamel.

Ff. 65–73. A remembrance for the interment of Folio. Paper. 17th century. The life of Master Queen Katharine of Arragon. Thomas Wolsey, sometime Archbishopp of Yorke and Ff. 82–84. Provysion prepared at Syon and at the Cardinall, written by George Cavendish, his gentleman Castle of Wyndsore by the commandemente of my lorde usher. A MS. note by Bp. Percy, A.D. 1770, says : greate M' and other of the King's most honorable councell “ This copy is much fuller than the printed one in 4to. for all things to be prepared and made redy against " (1641 (and again 1667)], which was published about Monday and Wensday the xiiijth and xvjth dayes of " the time of the civil wars in the last century, &c.” February againeste the comeing of the corps of the It does not, however, appear to be fuller than the edition sayd late noble King, &c. (King Henry VIII.] An of 1825, edited by Singer.

elaborate account of the funeral.

Ff. 946–96. The christening of my Lorde Prince Historical Tracts. Descriptions of Ceremonies and He.

raldic Collections. Edward IV. to Mary. Paper.

Ff. 966–105. A minute description of the marriage
Small folio. 16th century. Ff. 125.

of the King's son, Richard Duke of York, and the Lady
F.l. “Noblemen and gentelmen of Skotland taken Anne, daughter and heir of John Mowbray, Duke of
“ prisoners upon Eske on Frydaye the xxiiijth day of Norfolk, 14th and 15th Jan. 1477 ; and of the festivities
" November." This is a list of the great capture of and the tournament.
Scotch nobility and gentry, by Sir Thomas Wharton, Ff. 106-107. A description of the death of King
Sir William Musgrave, and a few of the borderers, Henry VIII., “ between xij. and one of the clocke after
34 Henry VIII., 1542. The prisoners were brought “ mydnyght the xxviij day of January” 1548, and of
to London. James V., King of Scots, took the defeat the events connected therewith.
so much to heart that he died.

Ff. 108–109, 84–94. The enterement of the inost F. 26. Things done by thest and mydle marches sins high, mighty, and excellent Prince, of most famous the overthrow given to the Scotts in the west borders. memory, or late Souverain lorde Kinge Henry the eight, Notes of places burnt and plunder taken.

by the grace of God, &c. A very full account of the



DUKE OF proceedings, which show that the King was buried NORTIIUM- according to the rites of the Romish Church. The

first two leaves have been misplaced by the binder.

F. 110. An order taken howe the Kinges Highnes shall ride at the meting of the Lady Annes Grace of Cleve.

Ff. 115-116. Orders for the Queen's coronation.

Ff. 117. Orders for the cristenyng, “Furst to bere " the prince or the princes, if it so be a great lady, my “ Lady Kataryne."

Ff. 121-124. A remembrance for the cristenyng of a Prince or Princesse, with divers orders for the cristening of Prince Edward (Edward VI.).

Mr. Albert Way has made the following note in this MS. : “Probably by Thomas Wriothesley, made Garter “ by Henry VII., 1491. He was with Henry VIII. at “i the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Died 1534, Nov. 24. “ This volume very probably comprises some of his MS. “ collections, which were extensive. He had left all his “ bookes to Thomas Hawley, Esq., for life, and then to " those who should become Garter for ever. The elder " Anstis, Garter, had the original Catalogue of these " books. It is believed they were the foundation of the 6 library in Coll. Arm." The present volume was purchased by the Duke of Northumberland at Anstis's sale. · Narratives of Coronations, Funerals, and other Ceremonies and orders of the Royal Household and Court. Paper, folio. 16th century. Ff. 134.

hich was bought at Anstis's sale, contains several accounts of royal coronations, funerals, &c., and collections of the articles and orders made for the regulation of the Royal Household, and for the arrangement of divers ceremonies. It was injured by fire, but has been restored as far as is possible. The contents are as follow :

Ff. 1-3. “Heere followeth the coronation of Kinge “ Richard the Thyrd and Queene Anne, the first yeare " of ther noble raigne.” A curious and minute description by an eye-witness.

Ff. 4-9. 1st June, 25 Henry VIII. The order of the ceremonye for the coronation dinner of Henry VIII. and Anne Boleyn, A list of the offices of carvers, cupbearers, servers, &c. &c., and of the noblemen who were to fill them, down to the kitchen boilers, marshalls, and ushers; a list of the guests and of the yeomen usherg.

Ff. 10-11. The Marshiall's office in the orderinge and drawinge of the surnape at the coronation of Q. Anne.

Ff. 116–12. The orders for another banquet, the title of which is lost.

Ff. 13–15. 29 Henry VIII. The orders and particulars of a royal banquet, with a sketch of the table and the names of the guests at it.

F. 16. Notes for a banquet to Queen Elizabeth (no date). Ff. 17-20.


An account of the coronation of King

An account of the coronation of King Edward VI.

Ff. 21-24. Another account of the same ceremonye (it ends, however, abruptly).

Ff. 25-31. A long and particular account of the funeral of King Henry VIII., from 28th Jan. to the 16th Feb., 1 Edward VI.

Ff. 32-39. A long and particular account of the funeral of Queen Jane Seymour.

Ff. 40-42. The account of the funeral of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Sir Thomas his son. Feb., 2 Edward IV.

F. 43. A register of the sworn servants of the Royal Household, temp. James I., 1603.

Ff. 53–55. The trial of Henry Lord Chobham for high treason, 26th Nov. 1603.

F. 56. The trial of the Earl of Essex, 19th Feb. 1601. This is a plan of the court, with notes.

Ff. 57–58. 3rd Aug., 10 Henry VIII. A description of the reception of the legates.

Ff. 59-98. A collection of orders and regulations for the management of the Royal Household, setting forth the duties of the officers very fully; precedents of proceedings at the birth and christening of a prince or princess, taking of a homage, creation of a prince, &c. F. 90." The order of the Kinge on Good Friday touch “ inge his coming to service, hallowinge of the crampe " ringes and offeringe, and creepinge to the crosse." F. 91. As for New Year's day." F. 92. As for the “ voyd on Twelfe day at night.” F. 92. “As for " Twelfe day."

F. 98. Act of Parliament, 31 Henry VIII., cap. 10., appointing Cromwell to be his viceregent.

Ff 100-114. A description, by an eye-witness (?) of

the feasts of St. George, of the Order of the Garter, from 1580 to 1603.

Ff. 115-119. A copy, in English, of the statutes of the Order of the Garter, which differs a good deal from Ashmole's text.

Ff. 120-121. Another copy, imperfect.

Ff. 122–125. Narratives of the proceedings at the openings of Parliaments from 1571 to 1601.

Ff. 126-134. Copies of warrants for allowances to heralds for their attendance on Parliament, and lists of noblemen who attended. (Imperfect).

“The Lockoff Love to be opened by the Key of Constancye, compiled by the moste carefulle caytyfe “ in Christendom, J. C. (®), and in lieu off a laste fare“ welle dedicate to his deare and frende moste faithe“full in all fortunes) Mayster G. Q., M.D. 79." Paper. 8vo. 16th century,

This volume is dedicated by the author to “hys wel. “ belovyd brother Master John Fitzjames.” The introduction begins “ Suche as ys a fatt feaste to a full “ stomaque or a tedyous journey to a tired jade.” The prologue commences “My lovynge friende esteemd in * eche behalfe.” The work is followed by some translations of Psalms, and “A very earneste faythfull and “ godly prayer proceedyng from an afflycted mynde " gathered owte of the moste holye scryptures off God by R. S.;” with several other religious poems and prayers, and an epilogue.

A writing master's text or copy book. Vellum. Oblong. 16th century Ff. 85.

Title.--La maniere de bien choisir tailler et tenir La Plume pour escrire nettement et proprement la lettre Italique et autres sortes de lettres avecques aucuns secrets pour entretenir choisir et conserver la bonro encre aussi le moyen pour congnoistre les bons ganivet et bon pappier.

Incip. ** De la Plume dure. Quand tu verras que la Plume est trop dure." .

On the fly-leaf we find, “H. Percy;" on f. 2, “ Elizabeth Percy,” “Henry Northumberland ;" on f. 23, “Lucy Percy,” “ Lucy Stanley;" f. 24, the same names. The vellum cover of the book is stamped on both sides in gold with the achievement of Bothwell, with the following inscription round it:-“ Jacobus "....... comes Both. ... de Hailles, Liddes., " et magn. Admiral. Scotiæ.” The book, which is a beautiful specimen handwriting, contains directions for the student of caligraphy in divers styles of writing, written in French verse; these are followed by short epigrams, moral sentiments, and pieces of good advice to princes and young persons of high rank, some in verse and some in prose; at the end are alphabets in different styles of writing. The volume apparently belonged to the children of the Earl, and the autograph or autographs of Henry Percy and Henry Northumberland may be attributed either to the Earl himself, or his brother, or his nephew. The volume was probably presented to the young Percies by Bothwell, who must have frequently been associated with the Earl, for he was Scotch Warden of the Marches at the same time that the Earl was the English Warden.

Folio. Paper. Alliances et genealogies des serenissimes trespuissans et tres hautz ducs de Lorraine de Clodomirs Roy de France orientalle, commenceat l'an 319 jusques à Charles presentement régnant (1575); followed by, Pour congnoistre les armes de Madame Catherine de Cleves, Duchesse douaireres de Guise, Comtesse D'Eu; the arms emblazoned. Copy, 18th century.

De Mundo et ejus partibus et eis quæ ex cjus partibus generantur. Paper. Small 4to. 16th century. A short scientific treatise.

4to. 16th century. Latin treatises on logic, Aris. totle, & totle, &c. &c. Imperfect; conimencing with " cap. 9, de “ reductione syllogismorum,” and ending with a few receipts in English. On fly-leaf “Sum liber Roberti " Highmore.'

Nosce teipsum. This oracle expounded in twoe elegies. I. Of humane knowledge. II. Of the soule of man and the immortalite thereof. Paper, small 4to. 16th century [by Sir John Davies; it does not appear to vary from the printed copy.] Prefixed to the title is a dedication (probably in the author's handwriting):--To the right noble, valorous, and learned Prince Henry, Earle of Northumberland.

The strongest and the noblest argument
To prove the soule immortall, rests in this:
That in no mortall thing it finds content,
But seekes an object that æternall is,



If any soule hath this, immortall signe,
(As every soule doth show it, more or lesse),
It is your spirit heröick and divine;
Which this trew noate most lively doth expresse;
For being a prince, and having princely blood
The noblest of all Europe in your vaines;
Having youth, wealth, pleasure, and every good,
Which all the world doth seek with endlesse paynes,
Yet can you never fixt yr thoughts on these,
These cannot with your heavenly mind agree,
These momentary objects cannot please
Your winged spirit, which more aloft doth flee.
It only longs to learne and know the truth,
The truth of every thing, which never dies;
The nectar which præserves the soule in youth;
The manna which doth minds immortalize.
These noble studdies, more ennoble you,
And bring more honor to your race and name
Then Hotspurs fier, which did the Scots subdew,
Then Brabants sion, or great Charles his name.
Then to what spirit shall I these noates commend,
But unto that which doth them best expresse;
Who will to them more kind protection lend,
Then Hee which did protect mee in distresse ?

Common-place book of precedents and forms and collections of Sir Robert Catlyn, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Paper. Folio. 16th century. Ff. 266.

This is a collection of papers, notes of cases, full reports of cases, precedents, statutes, inquisitions, attainders, &c. &c. Amongst other matters the following are noted :

F.1. The names of all suche noble menne of Fraunce as came to the Quenes Matie Quene Elizabeth the xiiijth of June, to London, A.D. 1572.

F. 39. “Le procez p? le morte Nicholai Radford “murdree par le Sr Courtenay, No., 34 Hen. 6.” A remarkable story in English.

Ff. 68–81. Copies of fines, deeds, &c., relating to Soke and Yvelchester, Marshwood, Whitchurch, Staunton, Charnemouth, &c., &c.

Ff. 137–171. An exposition of the King's prerogative, collectid owte of the great abbrigement of Justice Fitz Herbert and other olde writers of the lawes of England by Si William Staunforde, Kt., one of the Justices of the Common Pleas.

F. 2126. Arguments againste the Quenes prerogative and intereste in land left or gayned from the seas and armes thereof; with answers to everye objection.

On f. 2 we find “ Liber Rob'ti Catlyn.”

Folio. Paper, 16th century. A treatise of Ireland in Sir Jhon Parrett's or Sir William Fits William's tyme; tempp. Archbishop of Dublin Hugh Curwen), Lord Chancellor (1566), Sir Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls (1572), E. of Ormonde, Lord Treasurer (1572). pp. 80, with 6 coloured maps; a map of Ireland, and maps of the five provinces (Ulster, Mounster, Connaught, Leinster, and Meth, so cauled either as lying on ye midtst of the countrye, and composed of a parte of every province, or els for that yt contayneth but 18 cantreds).

A treatise addressed to the Lords Edgerte, John, and Christofer, the Earls of Easte Freizlande, showing how towns and countries did prosper where English merchants did traffic and abide, and how the said townes and countries have decaid straite from whence they have departed. Paper. Folio. 16th century.

The author urges upon his Lords the necessity of not suffering “this little member their countrey, Easte * Frisland, to be molested nor troubled by the Howse of * Burgundy, nor cutte off from the body of the em" pyre.” The treatise contains 87 paragraphs; the 87th being a rewarninge given to my gracious Lordes " the Earles of East Frislande ye 1 daie of September 1572.

12mo. 16th century. pp. 124. Contents. 7 Pro ceedinge in 'ye musters since ao 1583. Directions for trayning of ye counties. Names of men trained in anno 1584. Certificate of lances and light horse, 1584. Men appointed to repaire to ye havens. Forces to be in readines for Ireland. Townes to have powder in store. Ordnance sent into marritime counties, 1587. Names of lieutenants and their depaties. Abstract of ye lieutenants authorities. Orders to be observed by lieutenants. Orders to be observed by muster masters. Certificate of horse upon the borders. Certificate of foote upon the borders. Forces for defence of ye North. Gentlemen ordered to viewe ye forces, 1587. Gentlemen to view places of discent, 1588. Abstract of

trained bands, 1588. Able men in London. Abstract of the numbers under the Lord President of Wales. Abstract of lances, light horse, and petronells. . Num. bers of men to make an army to encounter ye enemy, 1588. Army for defence of Her Majs person. Officers belonging to the campe. Martiall men to be then used. Officers of ye army at Tilbury. Bands of noblemen. Forces appointed to repaire to London. Furnished men certified. Officers of ye army to attend Her Maj person. Abstract of the forces offered by noblemen. Men furnished by bishops. Forces for Ireland. Abstract of the certificate of the trained men, anno 1590. Ships and marriners in ye realme. Officers of the navy. Names of sea captaines. Ships at the Narrow Seas under ye Lo. Admiral. Ships under Sir Francis Drake. Taxacion of ports to furnish ships and pinaces. Ships at ye Narrow Seas under ye Lord Henry Seymor, and ships under him furnished by ye ports. Ships' names, both of Her Majs and others, under the Lo. Adm. and ye Lo. Hen. Seymor [Aug. 1588). Ships set forth by London. (Finis.)

Paper. Folio. 16th century. An idea of a booke for the governments of state and warr, sette doune by Girolamo Frachetta ; with twoe discourses, one concerninge the policy or reason of state, and the other concerninge ye policy or reason of warr, by the same author. The author's epistle to the Duke of Mantoua and Monferato is dated from Rome, this 15th of August 1592. Of the armye at Plymouth (temp. Eliz.]. A brief collection of all the regiments' collonels and captains, with the number of souldiers, whence they wear raised, to whome they are disposed, and whear they wear quartred, with a declaration how farre everye man's office in the armye doth extend, and what daies the officers is to doe. Lastlye, the nomber of shippes, how they are deuyded into squadrons, with the number of sailers and souldiers aboard everye ship, which maye hereafter either uppon better councell or offices comitted be otherwye altered.

Folio. 16th century. “The error conceived (on the “ succession to the Crown] (out of the statute of “ Edward the Third, made in the twenty-fifth year of “ his raigne) by Serjeant Browne, and excellently consó futed by Serjeant Fairfax, Anno Domini 1594,” At the end, A perfect and exact arbor and geneology of all the Kings, Queenes, and Princes of ye blood Royall of England, from William the Conqueror unto our time, wherby are to be seen the grounds of all the pretenders to the same crown att this day, according to the book of R.D. [Doleman, alias Parsons] sett forth of the said pretender, and their severall claymes, A. 1594.

The voyadge to Cadis in Andaluzia, faithfully related by Sr W. Slyngisbye employed in that service, A.D. 1596. Paper. Small folio. 16th century. The table of contents is as follows:

“First. The declaracions of the causes moveing hir “ Matie to sett forth these armyes.

“ Secondly. The commanders, officers, nombers, and so quality of the land armye.

"Thirdly. The commanders by sea, with the names “ and nomber of the shipps in the filete.

“Fourthly. How the admyrall, vice-admyralls, and

“The “ rere-admyralls bare their flaggs in their severall “ squadrons.

“Fifthly. The discipline directed by the generalls " to be observed in the fleete.

" Sixthly. The discourse of these proceedings and “services in the voyadge.”

The volume is preceded by a map of Cadiz made by commandment of the Lords Generals, by Baptista Boazio on 21st June 1596, with a table of reference for the description of the same, showing the proceedings of the fleet and army. At p. 20 is a drawing of the various ships of the admirals with the colours. On the cover is “ Sir Will. Slyngsby's relation of my Lo. of “ Essex voyage to Cales.”

A full account of this voyage occurs in Vere's Com. mentaries. This description, however, is more minute than Vere's. The map is different and more ample, and the particulars of the expedition set out more at large.

Books of hours. A collection of 22 books of hours, all handsomely illuminated, collected principally upon the Continent. 4 volumes, 4to, bound in velvet; 7 volumes, 4to, bound in calf; 5 volumes, small 4to, one of which is bound in velvet with silver-gilt clasps and bosses, and the others in calf; 4 volumes, small 8vo, bound in calf; 2 volumes, 12mo, bound in calf.

Volume of Letters, entitled “Royal Letters." This collection appears to have belonged to Prince Rupert and to have passed through his natural daughter

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